Boys drown in Limpopo dam

2011-12-09 12:13
Polokwane - Two 12-year-old boys have drowned while swimming in a dam near Matlala, Limpopo police said on Friday.

"Tumelo Mokoko and Tlau Dipela were swimming with a group of friends at the Matlala Dam at the Mabopane village when they got into difficulties," police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto said of the incident, which took place on Thursday.

"Despite the efforts of their friends to assist them, the two boys drowned."

Police divers recovered their bodies.

Ten people have drowned in seven incidents in Limpopo since the start of November.

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